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Correct The Errors

Correct The Errors

Students work in pairs to correct sentences from a handout. A pairwork and whole class activity for ESL writing.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Warmer

Time:  25 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the Handout for each student.
  • Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.
  • Optional: Prepare a list of common errors from your lessons.

Procedure

1

Give a Handout to each student. Allow 5 minutes for the students to read the sentences and try to correct them.

2

Ask the students to find a partner and discuss their answers.

3

Assign one sentence to each pair of students. Ask each pair of students to write their sentence on the board.


Note: Write numbers 1-16 on the board beforehand, so the sentences remain in order on the board.

4

After all the sentences are on the board, ask the students to check all the sentences on the board with their partner.

5

Randomly ask a pair of students to tell the class if the first sentence on the board is correct or not. If it’s not correct, correct it together as a class.

6

Continue with the next pair of students until all of the sentences have been corrected.

Extended Practice

Ask students to write the corrected sentences on their Handout. 

Printable Worksheets

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